L’Infusée | Brasseurs Du Monde

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Brasseurs Du Monde
Quebec, Canada

Style: Herb and Spice Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Phyl21ca on 06-15-2012

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Ratings: 32 |  Reviews: 6
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

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Photo of JohnnyBarman
3.45/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Single bottle from Broue Ha Ha in Gatineau. Like most of my haul, this one was picked out pretty much on a whim.

Poured into a goblet. Nice Belgian pale ale colour - hazy pale grapefruit colour, good head of foam that survives as a thick ring with lots of lacing. Thin sediment settles quickly to the bottom of the glass. Nice looking brew.

Whew! The tea smells blast off the surface of the beer with a flourish - I feel like I'm in an herbal tea shop! Bubblegum, herbs, yeast, dried fruit, and tea, tea, tea. I'm not as well verse in all things herbal tea, so I can't pick out specific blends, but I certainly know that they are there. Very potent.

Very intriguing. Belgian pale meets tea ale. Bubblegum, herbs and spices, yeast, grapefruit, a touch of bittering hops. The one noticeable flavor that I'm really not digging is a medicinal, Fisherman's Friendy type of taste that reminds me a bit of cough medicine. Oddly enough, after a few minutes, you get used to it. Medium bodied, light carbonation, again similar to a Belgian pale.

Not sure if I like this, simply because it is extremely tea-like and the medicinal quality. Still, glad I tried it. Unique and an interesting experiment that is worth a try.

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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3.71/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.24/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mademers
3.86/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.16/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of rugene
3.41/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.54/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Draft: Poured a light golden color ale with a small foamy head. Aroma of candy-like flavours with light tea notes is intriguing. Taste is a unique mix between mango, fruity herbal tea with some light wheat bubblegum malt notes. Body is about average with good carbonation. Very sweet mix at the end of the day with some refreshing notes.

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4.11/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of spinrsx
3.13/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

341ml Bottle from March Omni QC for 3$

Appearance – Hazy amber colour with an average size fizzy white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation and there is some great lacing. The head lasted for around 5-6 minutes before it was gone. There are some chunks at the bottom of my glass.

Smell - Grains/wheat, citrus zest, peaches/candy

Taste & Mouth - The beer has an average amount of carbonation. I can taste grains/bread mixed with citrus and peaches. There is also a bit of a floral/menthol flavour and some sweet tart candy notes. It ends with a very bittersweet aftertaste.

Overall – Can't say I've ever had a beer quite like this one. So, points for keeping me on my toes. This definitely isn't something I could drink a whole lot of however. If you like floral/tart/tea flavours, check this one out.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.97/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Extremely interesting beer. If you want to try something different.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of VbolieuV
3.86/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Cloudy straw-colored with medium carbonation. Smells like a tea house! Lots of different smells together, I also smells candy cane, red licorice, really fruity really sweet. On the taste I still feel the candies it's a really sweet beer, really interesting. Doesn't taste like a wheat bear at all.

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Photo of drinklocalbeer1
3.82/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Look: Yellow-orange colour, not much head, but lots of carbonation keeps a constant off-white film on top.
Smell: clementine, dried berries, Chinese green tea, vanilla, cedar and candies
Taste: very fruity, green tea iced tea with fruit syrup
Feel: lots of carbonation, sweet but not overly, well balanced.

Overall: not my kind of beer, but definitely well made. I'd try it with dessert rather than on its own.
I love Brasseurs du Monde's L'Interdite 90 minutes. They have the same commitment to quality in all their beers.

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of biegaman
3.96/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

L’Infusée looks over-steeped - things get mega-murky. It goes from orange soda to extra pulpy orange juice about half way through the bottle and turns from bright, clear, and visibly carbonated to some kind of flat, swampy looking puree. This beer is likely to win you over but it won't be with its looks.

At first I didn't understand what was meant on the label by stating each the black, green, and red rooibos teas contain fruits or herbs. I supposed it was an error in translation. Smelling and tasting it, however, challenges that assumption. Obviously something more was used to get a bouquet so fragrant. I suspect the teas are "infused" themselves...

Such vivid, nectarous apricot and mango flavours are hard to accomplish even when brewing with the actual fruits - let alone when you don't! This kind of candied, almost bubblegum-y fruitiness is generally achieved only through addition of "natural" or "artificial" flavouring, a trend that's become very popular in the tea industry. If I were a betting man - and I am - I'd bet it's no coincidence.

Of course, I may be wrong. It's very possible the citrus quality stems from orange rind (this is billed as a "bière blanche" after all) or the presence of bergamot if earl grey was used. The latter would help account for the tremendous floral perfume that also includes rosehip, jasmine and vanilla blossom.

L’Infusée is a very unique and extremely likeable beer. I typically think of tea as something for tired, rainy mornings or quiet nights before bed, but in this it imparts exciting, invigorating floral and fruity flavours best suited to a sunny day, a sandy beach, and a tiny umbrella resting on the rim of your glass.

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2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

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L’Infusée from Brasseurs Du Monde
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 32 ratings